Dane Evans has announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League, also known as the CFL. He was last associated with the BC Lions after a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He made the announcement on January 1, 2024, citing that he was ready for the next chapter of his life. He concluded the announcement with a special thanks to Chris Cabott and his company, Equity Sports.
Aged 30, Evans is a veteran quarterback whose final CFL campaign was filled with excitement. He registered 71 passes in 16 games, scoring 4 TDs and completing 71 passes on 103 attempts. His four-year journey began with the Tiger-Cats, who had him in 2018.
Dane’s regular-season games span over 79 games for a total of 49 touchdowns. He has registered 769 for 1,122 attempts and covered 9,636 yards.
Fans are pretty disappointed, especially those who only got to see him play one football season with the BC Lions. They have wished him luck for his next chapter but have agreed that another season would have been a treat for them. Some fans have also shared their favorite moments from his career.
A user of X, formerly Twitter, who goes by the user ID Open Mike, has said that their favorite moment is from the ‘21 East final, where he led the team to a victory over the Argos at BMO.
Others have recounted moments from the time when he was a part of Tulsa Football, saying that they will never forget his efforts as an all-time leading passer. Emotions have also been high since the time he changed his social media bio to that of a former pro quarterback.
Based on Canadian sportsbook news, the CFL continues with the football games, as the next edition is scheduled to start on June 6, 2024. On October 26, 2024, the regular season will come to an end, and playoff games will follow. They will commence on November 2, 2024, and conclude on November 9, 2024. Pre-Season Week 1 will start on May 21, 2024.
The BC Lions last played a game on November 12, 2024. That was against the Blue Bombers. The BC Lions ended up on the losing side. The margin was pretty broad, with a final tally of 24–13 against them. The Lions failed to impress right from the beginning. The Bombers had an edge of 4 points that went to the second quarter. Both sides came back from halftime, and the Winnipeg Blue found it difficult to keep up with the pace. The Lions, on the other hand, seemed determined to bring down the margin. That did not happen since the concluding quarter favored the Bombers.
CFL Division Finals saw the Lions lose the event against the Bombers. A win in the football event would have given them a second consecutive win in the tournament.